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Literary Lunches

The English department hosts a couple of noontime literary discussions per semester. All are welcome and lunch is available for the first 20 attendees.

Fall 2017

Tuesday, September 12th, 12:00, Dewey Hal common room-Please join us for a talk by composer Eric Sawyer and author Barry Werth. They will be sharing information about The Scarlet Professor, an opera (based on Werth's book) that will be performed at Smith in September.


Tuesday, October 17th, 12:00, Poetry Center, Wright Hall-Five Poets. Five Poems. Come hear five faculty poets read and discuss five poems (by other poets) that hold a particular resonance for them and how these poems​ may have influenced their own work or their thinking about poetry. Poets include Floyd Cheung, Arda Collins, Maya Jansen, Andrea Stone, and Ellen Watson.


Spring 2018


Tuesday, February 13th, 12:10, CC 103/104-Careers in English:

An Alumnae Panel                

What can you do with an English major? The short answer is anything that values the abilities to read deeply, write clearly, and think capaciously. More specific possibilities are represented by the following alumnae who have agreed to talk about their careers as a lawyer, a librarian, and a publisher: Nikita (Niki) Bhargava practices in a firm that specializes in arts, entertainment, and intellectual property law; Wendy Essery is the Library and Archives Manager at Worcester Historical Museum; and Erin Richards works at Random House. This event is sponsored by the English Department and the Alumnae Association.

Thursday, April 19, 12:00, CC 205-ENG Professor Bill Oram will read Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and perhaps another short narrative poem if time allows. As always, lunch is available for the first 20 attendees.








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